Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
George B. Kraft

George B. Kraft[1, 2, 3]

Male 1809 - 1897  (87 years)

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  • Name George B. Kraft 
    Born 15 Feb 1809  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1838  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Religion 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gentleman 
    Religion 1871  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Mennonite 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    E. Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00069-4148 
    Died 24 Jan 1897  Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lakeside Cemetery, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12935  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father John Kraft,   b. 14 Feb 1771, Auspack, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1844  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Bechtel,   b. 19 Feb 1789, , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1866, Near Bridgeport, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1808  [1, 2
    Family ID F3574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther Bingeman,   b. CALC 4 Oct 1810,   d. 4 Jan 1892, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1832  [4, 9
    Children 
     1. Moses Kraft,   b. 23 May 1833, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1907  (Age 74 years)
     2. Aaron Kraft,   b. 12 Jan 1835, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1897  (Age 62 years)
     3. George Kraft,   b. 2 Nov 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Magdalena Kraft,   b. 12 Oct 1838, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1900  (Age 62 years)
     5. Johann B. "John Kraft,   b. 10 Apr 1840, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Hannah Kraft,   b. 22 Dec 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. John B. Kraft, II,   b. 2 Apr 1844, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1922, Nashville, Barry, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Esther Kraft,   b. 20 Nov 1846, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1847, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. George B. Kraft,   b. 26 Jul 1848, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Rev. Solomon B. Kraft,   b. 9 Dec 1850, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Batavia, Genesee, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     11. Elizabeth Kraft,   b. 17 Apr 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Esther H. Kraft, II,   b. 20 Aug 1856, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Noah Kraft,   b. 12 Feb 1860, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1866, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F3575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    George B. Kraft
    George B. Kraft
    owner Bruce Kraft

  • Notes 
    • George Kraft, "the eldest son, was born in the corporation of the town of Berlin, February 15th, 1809. On April 10th, 1832, he was married to Esther, daughter of John Bingeman. She was born in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, September 30th, 1810, and came to Canada with her parents. In 1887 they moved to Caledonia, Michigan, where she died January 4th, 1892. He is still living (Aug. 1st, 1895) and enjoying ordinary good health. His home is in Caledonia, Michigan. They had a family of thirteen children"

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Death of a Former Resident or Waterloo County.


      The Waterloo Chronicle says intelligence was received in that town on Monday of the death, at Caledonia, Mich., of Mr. Geo. Kraft, father of Mr. Aaron Kraft, of the Union Mills. Mr. Kraft was one of the early settlers of Waterloo township, having carried on farming extensively for many years, on the old homestead, near Bridgeport, is now occupied by his son, Moses. He attained the great age of 87 years, 11 months and 10 days. He was born at Berlin, on Feb. 15th, 1809 and was married to Esther Bingeman, 1882. Thirteen children were born of this marriage, five of whom died in infancy. The surviving children are: Moses Kraft, Bridgeport, Aaron Kraft, Waterloo; Magdelena, wife of the late Joseph B. Weber, Kent County, Mich.; Hannah wife of Benjamin W. Eby, Kent County, Mich.; John Kraft, Kent County, Mich.; Geo. Kraft, Kent County, Mich.; Rev. S. B. Kraft, Tonawanda, N. Y., and Esther H., unmarried, at home. In 1887 the old couple moved to Caledonia, Mich., where she died in 1892. The funeral took place on Wednesday, January 27th.

      The Weekly Reformer 4 Feb 1897 pg 10

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 862.

    2. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 225.

    3. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 21 Jan 1892.
      Jan. 4, 1892 Esther Kraft, wife of George Kraft, nee Bingemann, died near Caledonia Station, Mich., at the advanced age of 81 years, 3 months & a few days.

    4. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 267.

    5. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 2 Pg 100.

    6. [S224] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1881, Div 2 Page 1.

    7. [S1887] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1861 (North Division), Div 6 Page 35.

    8. [S168] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo North - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 4.

    9. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 863.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1809 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1838 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1871 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - E. Methodist - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1897 - Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lakeside Cemetery, Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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